Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Review
. 2008 Feb;24(1):93-105, vii.
doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2007.08.009.

Pharmacotherapy for Insomnia

Affiliations
Review

Pharmacotherapy for Insomnia

Syed H Tariq et al. Clin Geriatr Med. .

Abstract

Hypnotics are commonly use in the treatment of insomnia, and hypnotic use among older adults is more prevalent than with younger adults. Unfortunately, the use of hypnotics is not well studied in the ever-growing geriatric population and the magnitude of the medication benefit is usually not impressive. Insomnia in older adults is usually treated with benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepines, and other agents, such as trazodone, valerian, and melatonin. Using appropriately selected agents and therapy initiated with a low dose and careful monitoring of the patient could minimize common unwanted side effects.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 10 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

MeSH terms

Feedback